The Best US Cities for Starting a Company Cities / Towns
Vote List
3  reranks 2,347 votes 230 voters 21,824 views by  more info

The Best US Cities for Starting a Company

What are the best US cities for entrepreneurship and new startups? For hopeful new business owners, it's a quandary. Given a shaky U.S. economy in recent years, it can be a challenge to find U.S. cities that are business friendly. Entrepreneurs no doubt want to find that perfect locale, one where their company can thrive. Several factors go into considering the best cities to found a company in, including the city's population (is it rising?), expense (are the business costs relatively low?) and overall quality of life (including crime rates, general cost of living and cultural/educational opportunities in the area). In addition, if one is looking to launch a tech startup, the area's tech-friendliness should definitely be considered (Boulder, Colorado, for example, is a really hot area for tech startups, as is the entire state of Arizona).

There's a lot to consider for budding CEOs, but this list offers some great potential places to found new companies. Know of other hot areas that are company-friendly? Feel free to add them to this list!

Check out more lists like Cities in America with the Best Sports Teams, Companies with their HQ in New York City, Most Expensive High Streets in USA
  • 3 ReRanks
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
  1. 1
    Up 18
    Down 0

    new! Salinas

    California, United States of America More
    added by: JosephAntonio
  2. 2
    Up 20
    Down 2
    Silicon Valley, California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  3. 3
    Up 52
    Down 41
    San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States of America More
    added by: Lons
  4. 4
    Up 13
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  5. 5
    Up 38
    Down 28
    California, United States of America More
    added by: Kel Varnsen
  6. 6
    Up 57
    Down 49
    California, United States of America More
    added by: Lons
  7. 7
    Up 47
    Down 39
    California, United States of America More
    added by: Mark
  8. 8
    Up 52
    Down 50
    Area code 971, Oregon, United States of America More
    added by: Places to Go
  9. 9
    Up 8
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  10. 10
    Up 46
    Down 46
    Texas, United States of America More
  11. 11
    Up 7
    Down 3
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  12. 12
    Up 5
    Down 2
    No image
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  13. 13
    Up 5
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  14. 14
    Up 5
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  15. 15
    Up 5
    Down 2
    Metro Detroit, Michigan, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  16. 16
    Up 5
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  17. 17
    Up 5
    Down 2
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  18. 18
    Up 6
    Down 3
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  19. 19
    Up 5
    Down 3
    Area code 510, California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  20. 20
    Up 5
    Down 3
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  21. 21
    Up 5
    Down 3
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  22. 22
    Up 5
    Down 3
    California, United States of America More
    added by: horatio
  23. 23
    Up 40
    Down 47
    Colorado, United States of America More
  24. 24
    Up 36
    Down 43
    Washington, United States of America More
    added by: Brettski
  25. 25
    Up 32
    Down 38
    North Carolina, United States of America More
  26. 26
    Up 32
    Down 39
    Area code 303, Colorado, United States of America More
  27. 27
    Up 22
    Down 26
    Arizona, United States of America More
    added by: Kel Varnsen
  28. 28
    Up 30
    Down 37
    Area codes 702 and 725, Nevada, United States of America More
    added by: Kel Varnsen
  29. 29
    Up 32
    Down 41
    Texas, United States of America More
    added by: Places to Go
  30. 30
    Up 26
    Down 33
    Area code 917, New York, United States of America More
    added by: Celeb Stalker
  31. 31
    Up 22
    Down 31
    Idaho, United States of America More
    added by: TravelGrrl
  32. 32
    Up 22
    Down 31
    Area code 405, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    added by: Places to Go
  33. 33
    Up 17
    Down 24
    Alabama, United States of America More
    added by: TravelGrrl
  34. 34
    Up 24
    Down 34
    Kentucky, United States of America More
    added by: Walter Graves
  35. 35
    Up 24
    Down 34
    Nebraska, United States of America More
    added by: Mary Sterling
  36. 36
    Up 28
    Down 40
    Pennsylvania, United States of America More
    added by: Brettski
  37. 37
    Up 14
    Down 20
    No image
    added by: shaunmcneese420
  38. 38
    Up 18
    Down 26
    Utah, United States of America More
  39. 39
    Up 17
    Down 27
    Iowa, United States of America More
  40. 40
    Up 26
    Down 41
    Area code 713, Texas, United States of America More
    added by: TravelGrrl
  41. 41
    Up 18
    Down 29
    Minnesota, United States of America More
    added by: Brettski
  42. 42
    Up 16
    Down 26
    Tennessee, United States of America More
  43. 43
    Up 24
    Down 39
    Area code 469, Texas, United States of America More
  44. 44
    Up 22
    Down 36
    Texas, United States of America More
    added by: Walter Graves
  45. 45
    Up 16
    Down 28
    Oklahoma, United States of America More
    added by: Shirley Tessle
  46. 46
    Up 9
    Down 17
    Connecticut, United States of America More
    added by: zimm25
    Healthy, educated, creative (Yale, etc.) population.  Start-up culture with funding from ... more
  47. 47
    Up 16
    Down 30
    Area code 402, Nebraska, United States of America More
    added by: Brettski
  48. 48
    Up 14
    Down 30
    Kentucky, United States of America More
  49. 49
    Up 14
    Down 30
    Iowa, United States of America More
  50. 50
    Up 15
    Down 32
    South Carolina, United States of America More
    added by: TravelGrrl
  51. 54 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 3 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 53

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists